Comedian, writer and actor Susan E. Isaacs hit bottom at age forty and decided the only thing to do was to take God to couples counseling. The result is Angry Conversations with God, her raw, poignant and hilarious spiritual memoir. Confronting issues like sexuality, eating disorders, alcoholism and vocation, Isaacs doesn't shy away from her struggles, but shares them with honesty and courage. Angry Conversations with God will have you cheering Isaacs through her rollercoaster of ups and downs on the path of healing and faith.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: FaithWords Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0446555444 ISBN-13: 9780446555449 Availability: In Stock
Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan E. Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40. . . . She took God to couples counseling. In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan E. Isaacs chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty--from early childhood to midlife crisis--and all the churches where she and God tried to make a home: Pentecostals, Slackers for Jesus, and the über-intellectuals who turned everything, including the weekly church announcements, into a three-point sermon. Casting herself as the neglected spouse, Susan faces her inner nag and the ridiculous expectations she put on God--some her own, and some from her "crazy in-laws" at church. Originally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GODis a cheeky, heartfelt memoir that, even at its most scandalous, is still an affirmation of faith.
Susan E. Isaacs is a comedian, actress, and writer with many credits in TV, film, stage, and radio. She is an alumna of the Groundlings comedy troupe and contributing essayist for NPR's Weekend America. She has written specials for DirecTV & is a contributing essayist for Sit N Spin at the Comedy Central Stage and Show and Tell at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Susan teaches screenwriting for the Act One Program and has spoken at PepperdineUniversity's Screenwriting Weekend, International Arts Movement, and Inter-Mission: NY. She and her husband, Larry Wilson, live in Los Angeles. For more information, go to www.susanisaacs.net.
"If King David were a woman, and were funny, he'd be Susan Isaacs. And the thing about this book is it surprises you. There are lines in it you won't see coming. You'll be handing this book to somebody else about a month from now thinking, Maybe this will help them understand me. You'll do that because it helped you understand yourself first."
"Face it, folks, the church is made up of messed-up people all trying to deal with life. I appreciate writers like Susan who creatively face their issues with honesty and humor. ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD is a really fun read."
"Susan's brilliant comic idea of taking God to couples therapy is a terrific framework for the story of her personal journey of faith."
"Funny, biting, earthy and brilliant."